It is often a difficult thing to break away from the pack; not so much because you are afraid to do something new, but because it is easier to stick to the old. Think about it; why would you want to do a new writing assignment, if you already have a piece on the same topic? Even if you could do better in the new assignment, you prefer the easy way out. This seems to be what is happening with the new Nepali movies. They want to continue with the old formula, as it is easy to do so. You do not have to make new stories, nor do you have to screen new actors. The problem with most new Nepali films is that there are very few film makers and actors, who want to give their hundred percent to a movie.
However, things have started to change with the new coming directors and scriptwriters bringing in new ideas. Similarly, new actors and performers are entering the scene with new zeal and enthusiasm. Even if it is just a fresh start, it is sure to go a long way. The break of the status quo is always important for anyone, or anything to move ahead. So, it is great news for the fans of Nepali movies, and the Nepali film industry that there are people willing to change it. And the change is only for the better, and it will only take Nepali films to new heights. Some of the new Nepali movies released this year are testimony to this fact. Take for example, First Love, the movie itself had no new storyline, but the presentation was new with new actors in the lead role. Similarly, Das Dhunga was a murder mystery with excellent performance by leading theatre actors of Nepal.
Likewise, Dus Gaja came with a patriotic message and an issue seldom touched in the movies. The same was the case with Pal Palma, which had an adult certificate because of the scenes involved in the movie. And the movie itself was about male prostitution, which again is not talked about a lot. The director of these movies and other new directors have a lot to offer to the Nepali film business, and it is only in our benefit to encourage novel talents. Likewise, new Nepali movies has attracted a lot of young people as actors, script writers, lyricists, musicians, play back singers, and other technicians. This is a positive signal, which needs to be maintained and taken further.
We can hope that the new Nepali movies will remind us of a time in Nepali film history, which was absolutely amazing; the 1980s and the 1990s. The year 2010 is certainly a good year for Nepali films, and it can only be wished that this year will bring many more such years.